FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2007
WHAT: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms and 12 youngsters from The Children’s Home in Tampa will explore Big Cat Rescue, the world’s largest non-profit accredited sanctuary for big cats, during their second “Wild Adventure” of 2007. Big Cat Rescue provides a permanent home for exotic cats that have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts or rescued from being slaughtered. Sixteen of the 35 species of wild cats, many of which are endangered, live at the sanctuary.
Simms developed the “Wild Adventures” program in 2006 out of his love for children, nature and animals. In the program’s inaugural year, Simms escorted children to Big Cat Rescue, Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium. On June 6, Simms and the children visited Lowry Park Zoo during their first “Wild Adventure” of 2007. Learn more about what the Buccaneers are doing in the Tampa Bay community at www.buccaneers.com.
The Children’s Home operates a variety of child-focused and family-centered programs throughout the Tampa Bay area. Since its inception in 1892, the organization has placed 6,000 children with loving families and assisted more than 25,000 children who have suffered abuse, abandonment or neglect. For more information on The Children’s Home, visit www.childrenshome.org.
WHO: Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms and youth from The Children’s Home
WHERE: Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy Street
Tampa, FL 33625
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Lauren Van Lierop
Team Services Media Coordinator
813.870.2700 ext. 2561